Bois d'Arc Lake Project


The City of Mesquite is a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and their Bois d’Arc Lake is the first new major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years. The 16,641-acre lake will be located northeast of the city of Bonham in Fannin County. Bois d’Arc Lake will meet the water needs and demands for our growing region of 1.8 million people until 2040. Click here to visit their project page to monthly project reports and more.

Fast Facts on the Project

  • Location: Fannin County, Texas
  • Owner and operator: North Texas Municipal Water District
  • Estimated cost: $1.6 billion
  • Lake surface area: 16,641 acres (slightly smaller than Cooper Lake/Jim Chapman)
  • Storage capacity: 367,609 acre-feet
  • Supply: Firm yield of 108 million gallons per day*
  • Average/Max Depth: 22/70 ft.
  • Lake elevation: 534 ft. above sea level
  • Environmental mitigation: Improvements on more than 17,000 acres
  • Recreational use: Boating, fishing and picnic areas

*Firm yield is the amount of water that can be supplied to cover water needs even during the driest conditions we have ever experienced.

Bois d'Arc Lake Project 1
Bois d'Arc Lake Project 2